Vaginal ultrasounds, talk of “getting rid of Planned Parenthood,” protection for lying doctors, slut-shaming, birth control debates instead of mandates, March is shaping up to be the shittiest women’s history month ever. And, well, we’re pissed about it.
All this anger, properly channeled, can be good, though, allowing for something productive to come out of this steaming hot pile that is the war on women. For one, feminism is making a serious comeback. Outrage is palpable, and people are opening their wallets to protect women’s reproductive freedoms. On a less serious note, we musn’t forget feminist Ryan Gosling memes. (Ok, maybe those emerged late last year — before Susan G. Komen decided to piss off at minimum the one in five women who have visited Planned Parenthood — but they take the edge off.)
And, now, courtesy of
womanhouse.tumblr.com Ovarian Psyco-Cycles, we have ovarian gang signs. (Their motto: “Ovaries so big, we don’t need no fucking balls.”) Sure, it’s not the most sensitive or productive of terms. Nor is it entirely clear whether this was strictly intended to be a symbol supporting reproductive rights. But it could be! Imagine the Facebook profiles! So, it seems I have a new dream. In addition to world peace, gender equality, marriage equality, demolition of existing power structures, and the like, I want women (and men) with ovaries (or not) everywhere to throw up OGS, take a photo, and post it to show their support for women’s fundamental rights. Sign it y’all!